M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Business Education
Income tax--Study and teaching
If a teacher once makes a sincere effort to teach income taxes, he will discover that the subject fascinates and interests the student. The subject of income taxes is practical and useful. There is an aspect of citizenship training involved too, for it is the responsibility of every citizen to pay his just share of income taxes—-no more and no less. Textbooks for commercial courses devote little space to income taxes, due to the yearly changes in the provisions of the income tax law. The most practical visual aid in connection with this unit are those included in the material furnished free by the Bureau of Internal Revenue for high school instructional purposes. This group of charts end instructional material is labeled "High School Income Tax Training Kit." The original idea for the preparation and distribution of this material by the Bureau of Internal Revenue is attributed to Mrs. Anna Staen of Banneker Junior High School, Washington, D. C.1 The first set contained information in the preparation of the simplest type of income tax return. A new edition then contained information on the preparation of the long Form 1040, showing income from various sources, the itemization of allowable deductions, etc. The teacher's manual includes practice problems with solutions. 1. Anonymous, "Tax Teaching Kit," The Balance Sheet. Vol. 36:(Nov. 1954), p. 110.
Johnson, Howard Arvid, "Suggested procedures for teaching a unit of personal federal income taxes to high school students" (1960). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5133.
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